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Do you lose/gain rating if you withdraw in the middle of an OTB tournament?

The simple rule is that FIDE rates games where at least one move has been made and the FIDE Laws of Chess applied. You can read the full rules here. That means that his next FIDE rating will be based ...
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How do I determine the bye player in a given round of a round-robin tournament?

It means that in the pairings given in the tables, if there are an odd number of players (so not an 8-person round-robin for instance), the player playing against the highest number receives a bye. ...
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Do you lose/gain rating if you withdraw in the middle of an OTB tournament?

To answer your side question, the competitors who faced Magnus already will have their results annulled (but still count for rating points), and the competitors who haven't faced Magnus yet will get a ...
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What are the pairing regulations for round-robin tournaments?

I am looking for the rules to follow while generating the pairings. There seem to be no rules in the FIDE handbook. The pairings are the responsibility of the arbiter and the FIDE Arbiters ...
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What is a good approach to conduct a round robin event for 20 players in order to select top 6?

To get the fairness of a round-robin without quite so many games... First, separate your players into 2 groups of 10. I'd suggest making the groups each have a good mix of players rather than having a ...
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Point distribution of an "average" tournament

It depends which quantities you are interested in; the whole distribution is a complex concept to describe. Statistics that look at the score of a single player (mean, variance, etc.) are easy to ...
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What is a good approach to conduct a round robin event for 20 players in order to select top 6?

A round robin is not that much fairer than a Swiss. There are lots of solutions you could try and, as you say, it is pretty much a matter of opinion. I would suggest a 5 round Swiss followed by a 5 ...
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How do I determine the bye player in a given round of a round-robin tournament?

Its all documented here: https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=184&view=article Example: Where there is an odd number of players, the highest number counts as a bye. 9 or 10 players: Rd 1: ...
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What are the pairing regulations for round-robin tournaments?

Example for ten players - old style: n=10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 You go until n-1 and start over, n/2 numbers each line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...
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